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HF 1383

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/28/2018 01:41pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; directing the commissioner of human services to seek
an amendment to the brain injury waiver; modifying the definition of traumatic
brain injury for the state traumatic brain injury program; appropriating money for
programs related to reducing fetal alcohol syndrome and related effects;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.093, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 256B.093, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.


Persons eligible for traumatic brain injury administrative case
management and consultation must be eligible medical assistance recipients who have
traumatic or certain acquired brain injurynew text begin, including a brain injury acquired by fetal alcohol
new text end and are at risk of institutionalization.

new text end

new text begin The commissioner of human services shall seek to amend the brain injury waiver to
include, as eligible persons, individuals with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnosis
who are not being served under the developmental disability waiver.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin (a) $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2019 are appropriated from
the general fund to the commissioner of human services for a grant to the Minnesota
Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). Of this amount, MOFAS shall make
grants to eligible regional collaboratives that fulfill the requirements in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) "Eligible regional collaboratives" means a partnership between at least one local
government and at least one community-based organization and, where available, a family
home visiting program. For purposes of this paragraph, a local government includes a county
or multicounty organization, a tribal government, a county-based purchasing entity, or a
community health board.
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new text begin (c) Eligible regional collaboratives must use grant funds to reduce the incidence of fetal
alcohol syndrome disorders and other prenatal drug-related effects in children in Minnesota
by identifying and serving pregnant women suspected of or known to use or abuse alcohol
or other drugs. The eligible regional collaboratives must provide intensive services to
chemically dependent women to increase positive birth outcomes.
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new text begin (d) MOFAS must make grants to eligible regional collaboratives from both rural and
urban areas.
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new text begin (e) A grant recipient must report to the commissioner of human services annually by
January 15 on the services and programs funded by the appropriation. The report must
include measurable outcomes for the previous year, including the number of pregnant women
served and the number of toxic-free babies born.
new text end